versatile_blogger_awardI’ve been awarded one of these.

I am now a versatile blogger. Maybe I should be doing yoga or some other back-bending calisthenics to prove my versatility.

The culprit  darling blogger who is responsible for this state of affairs is none other than The Great Zambini.

I am duly humbled.

So humbled in fact that I need more coffee to continue…


There is nothing like a good cup of strong Brazilian coffee to get you over the ‘humbles.’

I note that the requirements for marking my versatility are the same as those for being ‘very inspiring,’ an award that I recently received on Shit Happens.

Now the rules of accepting the Very Inspiring Versatile Blogger Award are:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. ¤
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

I could, of course, cheat here and simply ctrl-c, ctrl-v, but not wanting to appear completely churlish you can visit those things on Fame & Riches are on the Horizon post, so I will add some new stuff…

Seven things about me…

1. I don’t tolerate stupidity, sometimes I break out in sarcasm.

2. Coffee turns ideas into blog posts. (I had to mention coffee again)

3. I am an artist, I paint with oils and have dabbled with clay sculptures. I have also in the past worked with leather as an art form.

4. I was raised with a cat, a big ginger Tom named Nicky shared my cot.

5. I suffer from claustrophobia, being in the company of small minded people, it gives me the willies.

6. I have written books, English grammar, mountain safety, firearms safety, and technical aspects of modifying cartridges; none have ever reached the top ten sellers list.

7. I love instrumental music, I firmly believe that words ruin music. I hate opera and country and western particularly.

8. Damn, again, I never could count. I have no idea what my blood pressure is, nor my cholesterol count, I’m too busy enjoying life.

Now, continuing the awards… In truth, I don’t nominate blogs for awards. I used to, but I have found more recently that many don’t respond in kind. So I stopped. It’s not that I am being churlish, but I fail to see the point of devoting time, when it is not appreciated; one list of eight of my nominees, not one participated.

So, I invite you to participate, dear reader, take the award and I hope you have more luck with your nominees than I have had.

I could of course, simply nominate my other seven blogs, and write myself a note advising myself that I have been nominated over a wonderful cup of Brazilian coffee. That would solve half the problem.

However, I am going to share the award over my other blogs, because they are all a part of my whole.

I will also visit each of the previously awarded blogs.